Haunted Paintball Park
near St. Louis
St. Louis’ original haunted paintball hayride!
St. Louis’ original haunted paintball hayride!
This October is our FOURTEENTH year of our Haunted Paintball Hayride & Trail! Come save us from the ZOMBIE HORDE! This year we have timed tickets available on our website and two decked out school buses in addition to our two story battle wagons to take you through the park! The first half is the zombie shoot, complete with huge black lights and glow in the dark paintballs, while the second part is more like a traditional haunted trail.. on foot.. in the dark! The whole experience takes about 45 minutes to complete!
When your number is up, you will join the other victims as you grab a paintball gun and jump on the Haunted Paintball Hayride. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for… been training for; now is the time to defend yourself against LIVE (dead?) zombies, ghouls, and various other dreadful monsters (without retaliation!) Once the ride is over, you still must make it down the Haunted Trail, where you will encounter all the creatures you thought existed only in your nightmares.
Victims of all ages are invited to join the haunted paintball fun.. this years dates: October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 from 7PM-10PM.
ALL PARTICIPANTS, REGARDLESS OF AGE, MUST HAVE A COMPLETED & SIGNED PAPER WAIVER TO PARTICIPATE. ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE THEIR WAIVER SIGNED BY THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN. No need to print, just fill it out on your smart phone or computer and hit submit!
The haunted hayride & trail (the main attraction) takes about 45 minutes to get through. The hayride (where you shoot the zombies) lasts 10-15 minutes, and the trail lasts about 25 minutes.
This event is eight nights only, and while wait times vary, your best bet for a short wait is to buy a presale ticket through our website for a time slot. If you purchase an online ticket, your wait time is usually 30min or less! If you buy a ticket at the door, we have seen waits up to 2+ hours, although that is usually not the case. Also, the last two weekends are almost always CONSIDERABLY busier/longer wait times, and any night that the Cardinals are in the playoffs we are usually considerably slower. 🙂 So if you are on a tight schedule, try to make one of the first two weekends work!! The good news is, on the busy nights we do put up things to keep people entertained while they wait (bonfire, bounce house, giant connect four boards, and some nights even some of our fire thrower friends stop by! We also have seating for hundreds of people out here, so there are worse places to be stuck while you wait for your chance to shoot some zombies! We also have a concession stand (hot cocoa, snacks, smores/basic food) available all night.
So, 2023 marks our FOURTEENTH year doing these haunted shenanigans.. and we are seriously underpriced compared to the dozens of these that have now popped up over the country.. because of this, we do not do group pricing, but are VERY used to keeping large groups of people together, so you guys can know you will all ride on the same trailer, and also go through the trail as a group, if you would like to!
Because no one is shooting back at you, this event really is fun for almost all ages. We get lots of sorority/fraternity groups, date nights, kids birthdays and everything in between. If you have little kids with you who are too scared to do the haunted trail (basically the hayride is the fun part, the trail is the scary part) they can ride the trailer back up and skip the trail. We generally recommend ages five and up for the hayride, and then leave it up to the parents to know how scared their kids would be of the haunted trail. Our trail is not particularly bloody/gory, but is like an outdoor haunted house.. so its not for the faint of heart! The paintball guns on the hayride are mounted to the trailer on a swivel mount, so even young kids can handle them pretty well.
No. All of our guns are semi-automatic, and for this event, shoot special UV paintballs that glow under our huge UV floodlights! They are mounted to the trailers on swivel mounts, so you have to use our equipment for this event.
We do not take reservations, but you can pre-purchase your tickets online or just get tickets at the door! 2022 marks our FOURTEENTH year of this event.. and we are very good at getting people through efficiently. We greatly upped our capacity to three 28 seat trailers in 2016.. and since then have not “sold out” a single night. So while this is technically a “first come first serve” event, like most haunted attractions.. rest assured that you will not be turned away.
Yes, we have people doing birthday parties out here every night we are open! Just as a note, we always hear that our attraction is severely underpriced, so we do not do group discounts or packages.
Gates open at 6 pm. You are welcome to come early and use picnic tables under one of the pavilions to do birthday cake, presents, food.. whatever you would like before the main attraction! The members of your party will be kept together on the same wagon, and go through the trail together!
We only stop the event if there is thunder/lightening or heavy rain. Our staging area has lots of picnic tables & pavilions, so customers can duck under cover if we get a quick rain. We have only cancelled the event one night over the last ten years. Check our Facebook page for updates!